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mperry | Posted: 20 Sep 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Jones and Sheehan-Dizon clinch doubles in all-BYU final

PROVO, Utah--Day two of the BYU Invitational ended with the stage being set for an all-BYU singles final and the Cougars taking the doubles title, Friday.
"It was another great day for us," BYU coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. "We had a few tight matches, but we're excited for an all-BYU singles final."
Both BYU doubles teams advanced to the final match with the Desiree Tran and Nicolette Tran dominating their opponent, Wyoming’s Alma Espinosa and Silviya Zhelyazkova, 8-0. In the other semifinal match, freshman Mayci Jones and junior Meghan Sheehan-Dizon clinched a solid victory, 8-6, over Christa Gecheva and Jessica Parizher also of Wyoming.
Jones and Sheehan-Dizon faced the Tran sisters in a close title match. Through the first three matches, the Tran team had only lost 4 games. Jones and Sheehan-Dizon came out with energy to clinch the doubles, 8-6. This is the fourth title in the past five years for BYU.
In singles, freshman Savannah Ware secured a spot in the singles title match with a 6-1, 3-0(ret), victory over teammate Desiree Tran. Ware’s first match of the day was her true test. In the semifinal match, she faced fellow freshman teammate Jones. Ware came up with the victory in a tough match, 7-5, 7-6(5). 
In the other semifinal match, Meghan Sheehan-Dizon defeated Veronica Popovici of Wyoming in two sets, 6-2, 6-2. The win ensures a second title for the Cougars in this year's invitational with Saturday's final match between teammates Sheehan-Dizon and Ware determining the winner. 
In consolation doubles, BYU’s Toby Miclat and Savannah Ware advanced to the semifinals with an 8-4 win over Madeline Skaras and Afton Staheli of Southern Utah. 
Morgan Anderson and Mackenna Maddox also advanced 8-4, but then fell to Dorottya Jonas and Veronica Popovici of Wyoming, 8-6.
Tournament play resumes on Saturday with consolation matches beginning at 8 a.m. MT and the singles final scheduled for 10 a.m.  
Tournament results can be seen on the USTA website.

mperry | Posted: 18 Sep 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Women's tennis hosts BYU Invitational


PROVO, Utah--The fall tennis season kicks off as BYU women's tennis hosts the BYU Invitational beginning at 9 a.m. MDT Thursday and running through Saturday afternoon.

Players from BYU, Wyoming, and Southern Utah will be taking part in the tournament.

"This is a great tournament for our girls to get some good matches under their belts before we get into the thick of our fall tournaments," BYU coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. "I am excited to see our girls compete, especially since we have five new members this year."

The tournament will be the debut for five BYU freshmen--Demi Daniels, Mayci Jones, Toby Miclat, Sydney Monson and Savannah Ware. This incoming class was ranked No. 3 among mid-majors by he Tennis Recruiting Network. 

The Cougars look to rebound from the previous year's tournament in which Desiree Tran and Meghan Sheehan-Dizon lost in the doubles final. Prior to 2012, BYU had claimed three-straight doubles titles and five-straight singles titles

The tournament will begin at the BYU outdoor courts Thursday with doubles starting at 9 a.m. and singles starting at 12 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public. Tournament results can be followed at the USTA website.